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Utah State Government

The Utah legislature met in special session last week passing dozens of bills, most related to budget cuts, in response to COVID-19 revenue shortfalls. Legislators elected to appropriate small increases in education and social services funding.

Today on the Local News Hour:

( 06:20) State Rep. Tim Quinn (R- District 54) discusses the outcomes of last week's Special Session.

( 21:23) Republican candidate for Utah House of Representatives 54th District Randy Favero talks about why he’s running for office and what he offers to the voters. He is one of two Republican candidates on the June 30th primary.

( 35:10) Heber City Council Member Rachel Kahler has a recap from last week's meeting.

The Utah Legislature is convening a special session this week to deal with some pressing issues regarding the impacts the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the state budget and education.

The Legislature will convene in its first-ever virtual session to reexamine the state budget and address issues to meet state needs arising from the COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

On today’s program, Utah State Representative Tim Quinn (R-HD54) talks about his decision to not run for re-election in November. American Red Cross Blood Services External Communications Manager Cynthia De la Torre talks about the need for blood donations and how they’re collecting blood during the COVID-19 pandemic and Summit County Democratic Party Chair Meredith Reed has details about the outcome of the virtual caucus held Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

Meaghan Miller For House 54 Facebook page

In her 2018 run for Utah House District 54, Meaghan Miller narrowly lost to Republican Rep. Tim Quinn by 162 votes. As a Democrat, Miller believes representation for the district, which encompasses Park City, Heber City and other portions of Wasatch and Summit Counties, is lacking.

“I still feel that our state legislature is a super majority that is interested more in themselves than they are in their constituents," Miller said. "The only way to change that is to get in.”

A bill that would require bystanders to emergencies to call 911 failed in the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday. 

This is the third year House Minority Leader Brian King has sponsored House Bill 104, Responsibilities in an Emergency. The bill would make it a class B misdemeanor if individuals failed to call 911 in an emergency.

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District 54 Rep. Tim Quinn is sponsoring House Bill 217, which amends state election code to allow for the recall of a sitting United States senator. Quinn swears it has nothing to do with one of Utah’s current U.S. senators, Mitt Romney, who has made news recently as one of two Republican senators to vote for impeachment witnesses.

State Rep. Tim Quinn previews the 2020 legislative session that starts Monday. Robin Marrouche, Director of the Susan Swartz Gallery, has details about the curated exhibit at the gallery with some of the art and artists from Agnes Gund's private collection. Gund is featured in one of the films at Sundance this year, Aggie and Sundance Film Festival Programmer Charlie Sextro has a preview of some of this year's national and world cinema narrative films.

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The 2020 legislative session starts in two weeks, where Utah’s lawmakers will create and amend laws that impact every Utahn. An upcoming event seeks to connect Park City-area residents with their legislators and learn more about the lawmaking process.

Action Utah, a non-partisan community advocacy organization, will host a legislative preview Wednesday evening. Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff hopes the event empowers Utahns to engage in the state political process.

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A group of Utahns is trying to put a citizen referendum on the November ballot, to overturn the tax bill the state legislature recently passed in a December special session. 

Park City resident Tom Horton has been politically active in Utah since the 1970s, canvassing and fundraising for issues and candidates. Now, he’s gathering signatures for a referendum to undo the Utah legislature’s tax overhaul.

The Utah Legislature recently passed a sweeping overhaul of the state tax system during a special session earlier in December. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law shortly after. Two Summit County legislators give their take on the bill.

On today's show host Carolyn Murray speaks with Utah Represenatives Tim Quinn and Brian King about the tax overhaul bill that was just passed in a special session and signed by the Governor in December. Moe Hickey with Voices for Utah Children and Ciriac Alverez policy analyst talk about the increases in DACA application renewals and their concerns for it's future in 2020.

The state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met for the final time Monday, and a special session of the full-legislature could be held as soon as this week to approve this sweeping tax reform bill. 

The 199-page draft bill to shore up the state’s general fund includes a $160 million tax cut.

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The state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met for five hours Tuesday to debate tax reform policy recommendations and take public comment. 

The co-chairs of the state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force have recommended removing the constitutional requirement to spend income tax revenue only on public education funding as one way to address the state’s tax revenue imbalance. 

House Minority Leader Brian King, a Democrat who represents part of Summit County, says there are many other options to address tax reform beside giving up the constitutional earmark on income tax for education.

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